No Excuses! - A Documentary on Quality Physical Education
QUALITY PHYSICAL EDUCATION ADVOCACY
EFFECTIVE TEACHING STRATEGIES
Teaching Evaluation Forms for Physical Educators
Reflect, reflect, reflect! Evaluation forms serve as a way of assessing your own teaching performance and help provide a clear picture of what you are doing specifically, which may differ from your intention or perception.
Techniques Used in Observational Analysis
Qualitative Measures of Teaching Performance Scale
Assesses the quality of various teacher processes that impact student learning.
Assesses the quality of task presentations given to students.
Assesses the types of skill and behavioral feedback you are giving to your students (SHAPE America recommends two pieces of feedback per minute).
Teacher movement patterns
Assesses the teachers' movement patterns during a lesson. Do they stand in one place? Do they tend to circulate around the same area? Are they constantly moving around the space to all students?
Academic learning time - physical education (ALT-PE)
Assesses the amount of time students are engaged in academic learning. The class is coded in 10 second intervals (select the category that represents what 50% or more of the students are doing during that interval). Categories include: activity, transitioning, management, knowledge (cognitive learning), waiting, or off-task.
Assesses the type of tasks in a lesson and the order in which they were presented. Lessons should include each of the four types of tasks but there is no recommended order (tasks should vary).
System for observing fitness time instruction
"The SOFIT tool...assesses student activity levels, the lesson context, and teacher behavior...that can be reported in number of minutes and % lesson time spent in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity; vigorous physical activity; etc."
20 indicators of effective physical education instruction - SHAPE America
"The indicators detailed in the checklist reflect the practices and policies recommended in SHAPE America’s guidance documents: The Essential Components of Physical Education and Physical Education Program Checklist. When conducting a walk-through evaluation or an evaluative observation of a physical education class, school administrators should expect to see the following practices."